Psst. You’ve heard about my trip to Baton Rouge last month.
Look here to see the result. (UPDATE… the editors have asked me to remove that link.)
Gov. Bobby Jindal has effectively removed himself from consideration as a vice presidential candidate, saying he will serve a full second term after his seemingly inevitable re-election this year. But he finished seventh in the straw poll balloting for vice president at last weekend’s Values Voter Summit, tied with former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., and Sen. Jim DeMint, R-S.C.
Jindal would add a lot to a GOP ticket, but he seems adamantly uninterested. In his view, he has a job to finish, and like several of the other big names mentioned as potential Republican running mates, his personality isn’t well-suited to playing second fiddle to another leader.